"Scrapbooking is your own personal holiday"~~Sara

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Journal - December 1st

I finished a couple pages done in my December Journal Book. I wanted to give you an idea on what you can put on pages. I still have to add the journaling but this kind of gives you an idea on how to get started.


Simple Stories Snap Binder

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Cards I made for this year!

I'm working on a card challenge on the Cricut MB. The challenge is to make 50 cards in 2 days.

It's not 50 cards per person but 50 total of those participating. Of course I wait until day 2 to start. LOL

I'm sure glad we have these challenges so I can get my cards done.


Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
The Shape in the background is from Cricut Craftroom Basics. I placed 2 images on my mat and sized it to layer one on top of the other. The tree cuts, reindeer are from Create a Critter 1 and 2 cartridges .
The cursive Merry Christmas is from Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes cartridge.
The papers are by October Afternoon.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Journal 2012 - Book Cover

December Journal 2012 - Book Cover

Today is the starting day to make your December Journal Books. I just finish the cover this morning. I hope you can join in on this with me and make a December Journal Book.


Cricut Cartridge - Cindy Loo Cartridge - Title
Simple Stories papers - Cocoa, Tree and Snowman cards
October afternoon papers Red Holly Leaves for the cover.
K&Company - Chipboard Snowman 

Monday, November 19, 2012

December Daily Book - Dates Are Finished!!

This year I am going to do a December Daily Book. I will be documenting/ journaling something each day in the month of December. I Will be using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection.
While I'm waiting for supplies. I decided to make up my date tags for each day in December.
This is something new for me. I have never done Project Life or Simple Stories before.
December is a month full of activities and this would be a good way to document the festivities.

Without further ado here are the date tags I made.

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers - Deer and Tree
Martha Stewart - Border Punch and Snowflake Punch
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die - Scalloped Circle
SU - 1-3/4" Circle Punch
Cricut Mini for the Numbers - Cut at 1" - Using Winter Woodland Cartridge
Cricut Imagine - To flood fill the Snowman outfit from the Imagine More Cartridge.
Cricut Imagine - Santa's Village - For the Tree Cut 1" and Santa and Sleigh cut 1-1/2"
Mcgill - Pine branch punch

I spritzed the Scallop circle, numbers, border punch image and pine branches with Perfect Pearls Mist with Heirloom gold.
I spritzed the snowflakes with Perfect Perals Mists with Perfect Pearl

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Snow Folks Winter Snow Girls

I'm working on Christmas Cards.
I just got the Cricut Snowfolks Cartridge.
Snow Folks Winter Snow Girls

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Cricut Snow Folks Cartridge - Snow girls cute at 3.5 true size
Cricut Imagine - Snow Angel Cartridge to flood fill the coats and mittens.
Cricut Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cartridge - Merry Christmas cut at W - 5.097 x H - 2.069 in Cricut Craft Room Design Software
For the snow I used the paper tearing technique. Then I chalked the edges.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Our Granddaughter was over and we had to carve a pumpkin for Halloween.
Well Chuck got in on the action making this his first Cricut project.
Here is the step by step process.

First cut off the top

Then our granddaughter Scooped out the middle

She said it was gooey

Our Granddaughter Picked out the pumpkin face from the Pumpkin Carving cartridge.
I cut it out on the Cricut Mini.

Chuck traced the face on the pumpkin

Here it is.

Then Chuck carved the face

Then our granddaughter pulled out the pieces to the face.

What a great team!!

Our granddaughter wants to keep the cut out pieces.

Here's a close up of it all lit up.

Now I get to scrapbook it!!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bat and Ghost Mobile

Bat and Ghost Mobile

I made a Martha Stewart Bat Mobile. It's super easy to make.
All you need is a branch, bats, ghosts and some cheese cloth.


Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings - Bats and Ghosts
The Bats were cut at 5-1/4"
The ghosts were cut at 4-1/2" I got the idea from the Martha Stewart website.

Found here.

Martha Stewart Bat Mobile


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wedding Card

Wedding Card

 Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2


Cricut Cartridge Wedding -  Doves and Heart
Cut Size: Doves and Heart 7.569 x 3.958

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Happy Father's Day


Cricut Craft Room - Father's Day Card
I embellished this with brads and ink.
I used foil paper for the background.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My Crafting Smash Book

I finally started My Smash Book! I am so excited to bring this to you. I started this book to document/journal about the things that I love seeing and doing. My Gardens and Crafting for starters. I haven't worked up to my gardens but I did start with my crafting pages!!
How it all began to pictures of my craft room and all the things I love.
I found an awesome Imagine Cartridge called Word Of Mouth. It works fantastic using these images in Smash books. I will also be posting about on my other blog Mary's Crafting Spot since this is about using the Imagine Cartridge Word Of Mouth. I also used products from K&Company and CTMH. I was able to get a good start on this book and I have been having a ball working on this book today. I will try to get all the products used listed below.

I am just thrilled with this cartridge and how well it works for using them with Smash Books.
When I started flipping through the hand book. I just kept getting more and more excited about the possibilities this cartridge has!!

I started out my book with pictures of me and  my craft room and words of inspiration.

On these pages I used:
Cricut Imagine Cartridge: Word Of Mouth - All Images cut at 2.5"
I used CTMH rubons - X7149C - Lucy
CTMH buttons - Z1370 - Pink Assorment
CTMH twine
I used K&Company - Stickers

On these pages I used:
Cricut Imagine Cartridge: Word Of Mouth - All Images cut at 2.5"
I used CTMH rubons - X7149C - Lucy
CTMH twine
I used K&Company - Stickers
DCWV -  Vellum Quotes Stacks

On these pages I used:
Cricut Imagine Cartridge: Word Of Mouth - All Images cut at 2.5"
CTMH Stamp Sets
I used K&Company - Stickers

Things I want to have in my smash book about crafting
  • Pictures of me and my craft room
  • Things that inspired me to craft
  • Some background to when I first started crafting as a young girl to now.
  • How crafting evolved over the years.
  • Things I want to learn
  • Tips and Tricks 
  • Stamping Techniques
  • Coloring techniques
  • Pictures of projects I've made

As I'm getting more into making this book I get more and more ideas of what I want in it.
Since I am getting more ideas I see a book 2 in my future.
I don't have a lot of time to work on scrapbooks. I thought this would be a good way to keep crafting.
I'm also using this book to experiment a little more with the Smash book concept and other techniques.
Then bring some things I do in this book to my scrapbook pages and cards I make.

Friendship Card

Friendship Card


The stamp set is S1205 Friendship Bouquet Stamp of the month set from May.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Working In The Garden

I have been busy working in my gardens. Getting them pruned and moving some plants around.
I worked most of today in this garden as well as trimming some bushes around the house.
This still has some work that needs to be done. I am happy with how it is coming along.
I am getting some photos together so I can add to my garden scrapbook.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friendship Card

Friendship Card


Close To My Heart - S1205 Friendship Bouquet - May Stamp Of The Month 
Close To My Heart - Florentine Paper Pack 
Pebbles Chalks to color the flower. I used a blender pen to blend the colors.
I set the chalk with Extra Hold Aerosol Hairspray.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ducks Visit Our Garden Pond

We have a garden pond. When we looked out the window there were 2 mallard ducks swimming in it.
It was just so funny to see these 2 big ducks taking a break in our garden pond. We got a good chuckle out of it. They only stayed for a short visit and moved on. It is just amazing what we find in our garden pond.
We have had frogs, toads, turtles, bull frogs and now ducks.  I will be adding these photo's to my garden scrapbooks.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Clear Mini Album

Clear Mini Album, Clear Card, 2 page layout

X7140B - Roxie Level 2 Paper Kit
X7140C - Roxie My Stickease Adhesive Sheets
Z1718 - Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1689 - Timeless Charms
Z1710 - Just Blooms
Z1358 - Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1104 - Clear Sparkles
Z679 - Liquid Glass

Happy Crafting!!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Follow Your Heart Card

Follow Your Heart Card

Card Size - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"


Cartridge - Z1686 - Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper -   X7148B - Pemberley Paper Packet
Gems - Z1333 - Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Adhesive - Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
Stamp - D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Stamp - C1503 - The Best Things
The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35and  P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch. They were cut at 1-1/2".
Hooray Bouquet - Flower on P. 29 - of the Art Philosophy Handbook.
Flowers cut at 1-1/4" and 2".
Frame - P. 44 of Art Philosophy handbook  Decorative Layer. Cut at 5" x 8"
Stamp the Best Things Label found on p. 46 of the Art Philosophy Handbook. Cut at 1-1/4"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Make Me Smile Card

You Make Me Smile Card

Card Size:      5-1/2" x 5-1/2"


Cartridge:  Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper:  X7143B - Sonoma Paper Packet
Buttons: Z1358 - Basic Assortment
Stamp Set:  D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Ink:  Z2141 - Pansy Purple
Adhesive:  Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape

The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35 - P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch type. They were cut at 1-1/2". The flowers from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set were cut at 1" and 1-1/2" on P. 57 - of your Art Philosophy Handbook. I cut 9 - 1" flowers and 3 - 1-1/2" flowers. I stamped the 1" flowers with pansy purple ink. I rolled them with a flower tool. For the flower buds I took a 1" flower that was stamped and folded it in 1/2. I rolled to flower from one end to the other creating a bud. for the bottom of the bud. I snipped off on of the leaves and glued it to the bottom of the bud. I place a button in the center of the 3 open flowers for the center. For the frame on the card I used 2 images found on page 55 of the handbook. They are the Decorative Layer images cut at w- 2.458" x H - 3.931". The card I sized to W - 5.50 x 11. I popped up the frame and open flowers with 3-D foam tape. The scalloped oval was cut at W - 2.194 x H 1.542 found on page 52 of your handbook . The oval was cut at W- 1.819 x H - 1.208 found on page 42 of your handbook.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Card

Easter Card

Card Size - 7.236 x 10.22


Cartridge:   Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy
Stamp Set:  B1402 - My Peeps Stamp Set
Ribbons and Trim:  Z1384 - Pink Designer Ribbon Collection
Z1370 - Pink Assortment
Z1372 - Green Assortment
Paper: X7149B - Lucy Paper Pack

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Birthday Card

Birthday Card
The card and teapot are a gift for my Mother's Birthday.

Card Size: 4-1/2 x 4-3/4


CTMH Art Philosophy Cupcake cut at 2.5" on
P. 70 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook
Card Base - P. 70  of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook.
I hid the contour for the cupcake cut out in Cricut Craft Room design software.
Banner - P. 49 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook

Stamp Set:  
D1497 - Cupcake banner and Happy Birthday -
This comes with the CTMH Art Philosophy bundle.

CTMH Ink:  
Z2193 - Cotton Candy
Z2195 - Lagoon

Z1370 - Pink Assortment

Baker's Twine:  
Z1702 - Paradise Assortment

Z308 Liquid Applique
To frost the cupcake. I just let it dry so it look more like icing.
You can heat dry Liquid Applique but for the cupcake I didn't like the puffy look.
 I just let it dry to look like icing on the cake.

Paper Pack: 
X7149B - Lucy - This is such a pretty paper pack.

Z1151 - 3D Foam Tape - I popped up the cupcake and banner with the 3D foam tape.